Firm Profile

Stocche Forbes Advogados


Ambitious ascendant with cross-practice power

LL 250 Elite

Established: 2012

Partners: 39

Lawyers: 216

Female partners: 24%

Partner to associate ratio: 4.7

Work areas

This firm is elite for services in the following work areas.

Stocche Forbes achieved awe-inspiring growth in its first decade of operation, blossoming swiftly into a full-service firm and one of the go-to names in the market for a vast array of legal work. Adaptability is built into the firm’s DNA; it has excelled in periods of unrest in the Brazilian economy, the impeachment of a president, a pandemic and a seismic shift in the country’s administration in a short time. Now in its 11th year, the firm is set on consolidating its presence as one of Brazil’s most competitive offerings.

A finely tuned blend of industry expertise, regulatory prowess and strategic vision has propelled Stocche Forbes forward, earning it high recognition for its corporate and M&A work, both locally and with international clients. Capital markets and private equity work are also undeniable strengths here, while the firm’s robust reputation among the country’s biggest energy players provides a slew of complex work.

Stocche Forbes values building diversified relationships with its clients, with partners sharing their connections with other lawyers at the firm to drum up a wide range and high volume of complex work while building industry-specific knowledge.

Promotions are now the key focus of the firm’s strategy, after it recently returned to lateral hiring to bolster its M&A and tax offerings. While 2022 saw a considerable drop in promotion numbers across the region, according to Latin Lawyer research, Stocche Forbes elevated seven of its associates to the senior rank – three of them women. The move demonstrated support and recognition of its talent pool, while consolidating its antitrust, listed companies, capital markets, infrastructure and M&A offerings in the process. Lawyers here benefit from a generous lockstep compensation package, which establishes a sense of accountability for the firm’s success within its legal team.

Clients heap praise on Stocche Forbes’ “young and energetic” lawyers, noting a technical and business-oriented approach that puts the firm in a league of its own.


The firm is managed by an executive committee formed by André Stocche, Guilherme Forbes and Henrique Filizzola.


Based in São Paulo, the firm also has a strong presence in Rio de Janeiro and counts outposts in Brasília, Belo Horizonte and Ribeirão Preto.

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